Power & Energy Failures in power generation equipment can lead to large re-instatement costs, but because the timescales for reinstatement can be large the business interruption costs can often be the greatest contributor to the total loss. Read More
Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic preview
  • Forensic Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone or email and we will do our best to help you.

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Latest News

Hawkins Welcomes Electrical Engineer Ben Adams

13th Nov 2018

Prior to joining Hawkins, Ben has gained more than 15 years' experience working in the power industry as an electrical expert, with assignments in over 30 countries, and with experience in Operation, Maintenance, Failure Investigation and Loss Prevention.Ben’s ...

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Civil Engineering Presentations at DWF

9th Nov 2018

In late October, three of Hawkins Civil Engineers visited DWF’s Manchester Office to give presentations directly to solicitors currently working with forensic engineering-based claims.Richard Giles-Carlsson (pictured), of Hawkins’ Manchester Office, ...

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Hawkins Wishes Everyone a Safe Bonfire Night

2nd Nov 2018

Remember, remember your safety precautions this fifth of November. Bonfire Night is once again upon us, a 413 year old celebration of a failed conspiracy by a group of provincial English Catholics to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England. ...

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Dr Chris Wareham Speaks at the Lahore Insurance Institute

31st Oct 2018

Dr Chris Wareham of Hawkins’ Dubai Office recently spoke at the Lahore Insurance Institute’s conference on 16 October 2018. The institute was established in 1956, and organises training and various educational activities within the insurance sector ...

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Hydrology and Home Insurance: Widespread Flooding after Storm Callum

24th Oct 2018

Storm Callum has recently caused rivers in Wales to burst from their banks and flood nearly 200 homes. As a result, Operations Manager Huwel Manley of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said, “There will be a large review about the flooding issues and flood ...

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